Tag: Craft Beer

Bells & Whistles Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the Bells and Whistles eatery in Fraserhood. Owned by Josh Pape and James, this is the latest eatery from this group and it’s a shining star in the neighborhood. It’s got a…

Touring Faculty Brewing

Husband-and-wife team Mauricio, the head brewer, and Alicia, the architect behind the brewery’s design started their brewery this past August. Located in the Olympic Village neighborhood just South of 2nd Avenue. At Faculty Brewing, they strive to create an open…

Vancouver Craft Beer Festival

It was an afternoon of beer, music and beautiful weather for the 7th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s festival on the grounds of the PNE. With over 100 breweries pouring close to 400 mostly beers, the crowd was enjoying their…

Vancouver Craft Beer Fest Opening Night

The opening event for the 7th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week got off to a fun start last night at the Roundhouse Community Centre. The room was filled with beer lovers who mixed and mingled over tastings from many of the…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

Parallel 49 Brewing Schadenfreude Launch Party

Earlier in the week, I attended a terrific and fun launch party of Parallel 49’s fall release of their Oktoberfest Lager. This beer sets itself apart from other pumpkin ales by being light and refreshing. Pumpkin is used in the…

Craft Brew Touring in the East Village

Last Sunday, I went on my own tour of four new craft breweries in the East Village neighborhood.  My cousin joined me for this walking tour as we started off at Off The Rail which is located just East of…

Brunch at Craft Beer Market

As I am a huge fan of Chicken and Waffles, upon hearing this dish was on the menu here, it was time for a visit to try their brunch menu. Of course since this restaurant’s main focus is their large…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

Okanagan Spring Brewmasters Dinner at Mamie Taylors

On May 28 I attended this Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown. Featuring Okanagan Spring which has been around since 1985, the brewmaster Stefan Tobler spoke about each of their beers. Now on to dinner and the…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

WILDTALE COASTAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-9211 Web: http://wildtale.ca/ Twitter: @wildtalevan Advice: Reservations suggested. Coastal ingredients are the focus of this new Yaletown eatery run by co-owners/chefs John Crook and Erik Heck.  The dining room seats 100 inside and 50…

BEACH BAY CAFÉ

1193 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7337 Web: http://www.beachbaycafe.com/ Twitter: @BeachBayCafe Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s Westcoast focus you will find a menu featuring the bounty of what BC has to offer with Executive Chef Scott Korzack running the…

BLACKTAIL

UPDATED 4/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 200–322 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669 -0249 Web: http://www.blacktail.ca/ Twitter: @BlacktailVan Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s evolution from the former Blacktail Florist to Blacktail, this culinary destination is now driven by the ever so creative…

Rare Brews & BBQ

On May 31st I attended this one of a kind of event that combined the best in local beer with in house BBQ meats along with other dishes at Darby’s Public House in Kitsilano. It was a packed house inside…

Touring Strange Fellows Brewery

Iain Hill & Aaron Jonckheere started their impressive brewery in late 2014 in a 9,000 sq foot building in East Van. After visiting the tasting room a few weeks prior, Aaron toured me around the establishment where I had a…

ALBERELLO PIZZERIA

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-4484 Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter @Alberellopizza Advice: Open for lunch and dinner daily, except nightly only on Saturday & Sunday. Located on the North Shore, this family run gem features a line-up of authentic…

KIN KAO THAI KITCHEN

903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1125 Web: http://www.kinkao.ca/ Twitter @kinkaokitchen Advice: No reservations, small plates. Since I love Thai cuisine, I am always on the lookout for new spots to try, my friend Jordan Rogers joined me to share some…

IL CASTELLO PIZZERIA

119 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-987-4992 Web: http://ilcastellopizzeria.com/ Twitter: @IlCastelloNVan Advice: Order at the counter, sharing tables. Keeping it simple this pizzeria has communal tables for sharing, serves a complimentary bowl of rosemary popcorn to guests as seated,…

Touring Powell St. Brewery

David and Nicole started a small brewery in East Van not too long ago that grew organically by leaps and bounds. I had the opportunity to finally try their beer when I was at nearby eatery Kessel & March for…

Craft Brewers in the Vancouver area

With the changing liquor laws in British Columbia, and the interest in Craft Beer growing, we have seen many new breweries open across the Lower Mainland in the past couple of years with many more to come in the coming…

PIZZA FABRIKA

UPDATED 1/22/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1680 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.559.1680 Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA Advice: Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. The most recent in the new wave of pizzerias is spot on,…

33 ACRES BEER LOUNGE

15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604 620 4589 Web: http://33acresbrewing.com/ Twitter: @33Acres Advice: Food Trucks parked in front change often, watch twitter for daily updates. Off the beaten track, on the edge of False Creek and close to Olympic…

CRAFT Beer Market Opening

On November 5th, I attended the opening party celebration In The Village inside the iconic Salt Building. With 140 taps, CRAFT boasts Canada’s largest selection of draft beer taking the title away from their Calgary location which has 120 taps….

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

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